DigameXtra No. 2328 Friday, August 5th, 2022

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Torrox Local Festival Day Events: Friday Aug 5th
– Festividad de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves y San Roque
– 11 am & 8 pm Eucharista / 9:30 pm Procession
– Dance Show & Concert in Plaza de la Constitution after procession. Dance Show by Raíces and concert by Abanah. 


The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Upcoming Events:
In keeping with our usual practice, we will suspend RBL events through the summer months. However, we would like to make you aware of the events that are scheduled for the upcoming months. Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 22nd. Lunch at Al Andalus.
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel bar Nerja.
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits. (free rum)
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. Poppy Ball
– Sunday 13th. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura.
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lews’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus.
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
Visit us on Facebook 
or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/ 


Free Guided Tours in Sayalonga: Organised by Museo Morisco and Sayalonga town hall. Free Activities.
Saturdays of August at 10.30 am.
Need to book in advance. Limited places.
Meeting point- Next to the wrought iron gate of the Cementerio Octagonal.
Further information and bookings:
Museo Morisco (Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm)
Plaza García Lorca 3, Sayalonga
Phone & Whatsapp: 675 315 539 ; Email: museomorisco@sayalonga.es 


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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa:  
CLOSED FOR MONTH OF AUGUST, REOPEN 1ST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits (prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! Hours: 7:30pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Language Classes, Spanish and English: I am offering my services to anyone who would like to learn Spanish or English (spoken, written, conversational). One to one or couple classes.
I am an English native who has lived in Spain from 3 years old and have 9 years of experience helping people of all ages with English and Spanish lessons.
Usually I do my lessons at a quiet cafe somewhere nice and relaxed.
If you prefer online lessons, I am available on Whatsapp video calls, Skype, Zoom, etc.
I charge 12€ an hour for online and present lessons.
I’m located in Vélez Málaga. But can meet anywhere within reason.
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or by e-mail nancygoldsmith@hotmail.es
Feel free to ask questions and get some more information.
Happy to help! – Nancy


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For Sale: Leather Sofa. Two seater bespoke designed Chesterfield sofa with dual core piped cushions in copper brown leather. Excellent condition.
Length 185cm Depth 90cm Height 70cm
Cost over £1000 at purchase. Absolute bargain at 250 Euro. Buyer must collect. Sally, between La Vinuela and Canillas de Aceituno. Tel: 671222595
email: sally.colourstat@gmail.com 


For Sale: Wooden slatted screens. 170cm x 200cm
35€ each (120€ each new). Collection only
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
– 2x comfortable chairs 90 cm tall, 60 cm wide and 65 deep.
50 Euros each.
– Wall hanging mirror, 132 cm tall, 67 cm wide and 5 cm deep.
80 Euros
– 2x fun clothes baskets 50 cm tall, 35 cm wide and 23 cm deep.
15 Euros each
Surplus after moving recently. Buyer to collect. Easy access. Richard, Arenas. Email: Richard.p.haughton @gmail.com 


For Sale: Sony JE 520 mini disk recorder/player complete with remote control and instruction manual. Also comes with a number of unused disks and a plenty of used ones. Can be seen working. Price 40 euros. Adrian / Ann, Caleta de Velez. 660576506
email: bishopridley at outlook dot com 


For Sale: Mobile gas heater with bottle. Euro50. Buyer collects. Maryann, Caleta. Email: maryann@smutley.co.uk 


Recommendations & Requests


Two Recommendations Requested:
1. Padron: Hi, we registered at the Torrox Town Hall in June and wondered what we do next re the Padron as we have not received any communication from the Town Hall. I understand we receive free bus travel and certain other discounts but cannot seem to source info online.
2. Long term parking Malaga Airport: Any recommendations for long term parking near Malaga Airport between trips to and from the UK?
Thanks in advance. Deborah, Torrox


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Is “Submission Chemistry” a new threat for the party crowd & Seniors?:
{Editor’s preface to next article}
So new it is not in Google search yet, however, in the Spanish Press, they are raising the alarm. It involves a victim who is injected with a dose of a substance, usually while out clubbing, to lower their inhabitations and alter their decision making, making them vulnerable to attackers with bad intent. Financial coercion of Seniors is another scenario reported. 
While plying someone with alcohol has happened since man discovered fermented grape juice, this latest trend of people being injected while out clubbing is a new twist. And so far, no specific substance has been identified in tests of alleged victims. I posted the rather long, translated article in full, as the other articles on this topic I found, in English, were lacking. This comprehensive article from malagahoy.es has the latest info, focused on our region.

Three cases of alleged chemical subjugation by needle pricks investigated in Malaga: {Translation} 04 August, 2022 16:48
– There are now three alleged cases of chemical submission by injection being investigated in Malaga. In total, the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) is studying 16 cases in the whole autonomous community. They are unconfirmed and awaiting toxicological tests. The Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs has assured that for these tests, the samples are extracted in hospitals and sent to the National Institute of Toxicology, and it is the Institute of Legal Medicine which is in charge of these tests.
– The victims of these complaints went to different health centres in the capital after detecting punctures in their bodies and fearing that they had been injected with a chemical substance.
– In Andalusia, the SAS is investigating a total of 16 cases of alleged chemical subjection by injection, seven of which have occurred in Huelva, three in Malaga and Cadiz respectively, two in Almeria and one in Cordoba. It should be noted that all are under suspicion and none have been confirmed.
– The first possible case in Malaga of chemical subjection by injection that the National Police are investigating occurred on 8 July and the victim is a 22 year old French tourist. The young woman was partying in a discotheque in the capital and when she left she was with a foreign boy she had met inside. They both went to the young woman’s flat. The next morning, she woke up dizzy and noticed two inoculation points on her arms, according to what she told the officers. The alleged perpetrator has not been identified and laboratory results, which are still pending, will determine whether the girl was injected with a chemical substance. The effects of this analysis may take four to five weeks.
– Having observed this increase in the number of cases of possible chemical subjection by injection, Malaga City Council and other administrations have drawn up a protocol to prevent this type of aggression during the fair. This is similar to the one used for sexual assaults or other chemical submissions.
– The National Police will have a team from the Unit of Attention to Families and Women (UFAM) available 24 hours a day. In addition, both the Local Police and the people in charge of the stalls will be vigilant in following the protocol. Likewise, the medical services of the Cortijo de Cortes will be ready to attend to possible victims of these chemical submissions and transfer them to the Maternity Hospital to identify the injected substance and treat the victim if necessary.
– On the other hand, the Malaga nightlife employers assure that the workers will be fully informed of the protocol to be followed in case this happens in their premises. In this sense, when the victim notifies security or the person who is with them of the injection, “they will be accompanied and attended at all times until the police come to the premises”, according to Juan Rambla, president of Andalucía de Noche, told Málaga Hoy.
– This newspaper already reported, just a few weeks ago, that complaints of chemical submission in Malaga are growing and that the most affected profiles are young women and the elderly. Among the former, the crime is of a sexual nature and among the latter of an economic nature.
– According to data from the Clinico, 12 sexual assaults on women have been attended to in this hospital from January to June of this year. Five of them, between 20 and 45 years of age, involved chemical submission. In addition, during the same period they also attended to 4 other patients who had been chemically subdued in order to rob them. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Investigan-casos-sumision-pinchazos-Malaga_0_1708030292.html


Chanquete World concert in Nerja postponed for another year: {Translation}
– For this year the date of 13 August had been announced, which had provoked numerous complaints and criticisms on social networks. In fact, the abundant programming of events in these months of July and August, which also coincide on that day with fairs such as those of the capital, El Morche or Almuñécar, could also be behind the causes behind this suspension.
– In the communiqué, the organisers say that they will “soon” announce the new date and the artists who will be there. “All tickets purchased so far will, of course, be valid for the 2023 edition. The organisation also announces that as of Thursday, those who bought tickets will receive an email in the same email in which they made the purchase with the options to manage the tickets, with a period of 14 days to do so. If they do not receive it, from Friday 5th, they can write to chanquete@ayudaeventosandalucia.zendesk.com requesting the return of their tickets. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/suspenden-un-concierto-en-nerja-en-el-que-participaba-morad/ 


Infoca declares Sierra de Mijas forest fire extinguished, some twenty days after it started: At the height of the blaze, which started in Mijas but swept to Alhaurín el Grande, some 2,000 homes were evacuated. It was one of the largest forest fires, so far, in Andalucía this summer and its evolution kept the municipalities of Mijas, Alhaurín de la Torre and especially Alhaurín el Grande on edge, as the flames were fueled by dry vegetation, high temperatures and the easterly wind. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/guadalhorce-valley/infoca-sierra-mijas-forest-fire20220804075056-nt-20220804075230-nt.html


Munich’s Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause:
– Germany’s annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said Thursday.
– “The Wiesn will take place,” Clemens Baumgaertner told reporters in Munich using the locals’ Bavarian colloquialism for the Oktoberfest which is referring to the big lawn, or Wiese, where the boozy celebrations are taking place. He said said the popular beer festival in the Bavarian capital will be held without any pandemic restrictions from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3 – Germany’s national day. Photo: AP/M.Schrader. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-germany-munich-3d6842f4b7a2b017e38e52c964bd270a 


Inflation cuts the income of Spaniards twice as much as that of Germans or French: The OECD warns that the rise in prices is affecting family economies, with a 1.2% drop in per capita income in the G7 countries, but 4.1% in Spain!
– What has been happening for several months is that the increase in consumer prices is “undermining” household income, details the OECD. In the average of the G7 countries, income per inhabitant fell by 1.2%. Among these economies, the impact of inflation on families in the first quarter was particularly high in France, where per capita income fell 1.9%, and in Germany, where it fell 1.7%.
– But these figures have no comparison with those of Spain, where high inflation has contributed to a large drop in per capita income of citizens, specifically 4.1%, four times more than the OECD and G7 average. The only European country that exceeds Spain is Austria, with a decrease of 5.5%. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/inflation-cuts-the-income-of-spaniards-twice-as-much-as-that-of-germans-or-french/


Months into war, Ukraine refugees slow to join EU workforce:
Some 6.5 million Ukrainians, have entered the EU since February, according to Frontex, the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency, streaming into neighboring countries before many moved on to more prosperous nations in the West. Around half have since returned to Ukraine. Only a relatively small number of those who stayed had entered the EU labor market by mid-June, according to the European Commission. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-migration-prague-czech-republic-767420bdf87dcb5820b5ee1ee00d19fa


The UN calls the “excessive profits” of energy companies “immoral”:
– “It is immoral that oil and gas companies are making record profits from this energy crisis at the expense of the poorest people and communities and at enormous cost to the climate… I urge all governments to tax these excess profits and use the funds to support the most vulnerable people in these difficult times“, Mr. Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, said this Wednesday at a conference held at the United Nations headquarters.
– For this reason, he has recommended “people around the world” to send “a clear message” to the fossil fuel industry and its financiers, warning them that “this grotesque greed is punishing the poorest and most vulnerable people, while destroying our only common home, the planet”. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-un-calls-the-excessive-profits-of-energy-companies-immoral/ 


Earth sets record for the shortest day: Scientists have recorded Earth’s shortest day since its rotational period began to be recorded with highly precise atomic clocks. On June 29, 2022, Earth’s spin was completed in 1.59 milliseconds under 24 hours.
Scientists have several ideas regarding what could be causing Earth to suddenly begin speeding up its rotation and shortening its days. These ideas can involve processes in the planet’s inner or outer layers, oceans, tides, or even its climate. Full article: https://www.space.com/earth-rotation-record-shortest-day

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Churches & Worship


New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 


St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 


Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Will re-start on Saturday 3rd September at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
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